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THE NE W ORLEAlNlS DAILY DEMO MAI,
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OFFICOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. II1--NO. 260. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, SE PTEMBER 8, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTB.
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TIlE YELLOW FEVER.
MARCH OF DEATH IN TIHE INFEJCTED
Th1e Dinerse In Baton Rougge-Total Mor
tality to Date.
IApoolal to the Demoerat.l
BIA'rN oltc.iuoa, Mept, 7. --Report of yellow
lover for the twenty-four hours ending at 9
o'clock this morning: I)eaths, 1; new cases,
20. Total number of deaths to date, 18; cases
to date, 194. CliUVIluvit5.
Ninety. Nine Deatho at Memphis YTeter
day-hJlet of the Prominent Dead.
[Boenlal to the D)emoerat.l
M tEirrrimt, Sept. 7..- Ninety-nine deaths are
reported, among them Rev. Mr. Parsons, of
(irace Church, a graduate of West Point, and
formerly of the United States army, greatly
beloved in Memphis; A. J. Wheeler, editor of
the Masmonir ecwel, and past grand master, a
dlstinguished Mason, and D)r. Williams, of
Kentucky. Dr. Mead, of Arkansas, is reported
dying. Mr. Hargrove, of Shreveport, my as
sistant, is slightly ill. Ninety patients are in
the Infirmary, open three or four days, among
them a number of Western physicians and
nurses. The list of the sick is greatly swelled
An Infirmar-y for colored patients has just
been opened by the IHoward Association.
Dr. Saunders, president of the Board of
iHealth, is among tihe new cases. W. T W.
No Abatement of thle Fever Except In
Grenadla-Total New York lubsterip
tlols Irtll(t,O00--Mortlniity Statitles
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.--Owing to the failure of
physicians to report sickness of telegraphers
or some other cause the reports of mortality
in yellow fever districts are not kept up fully.
The number reported to d(late s1 3120, but tihe
total number must he larger. There is no
Improvement anywhere yet, except in (Gre
nada, where the fever seems to be decreasing
for lack of victims.
The North is alive on the subject of raising
money for the relief ol f sufferers, and a great
deal of hard work Is being done in the r bp
half. In New York city upward of $135,000
has been raised, and much more will be forth
The subjoined statement shows the numb.,er
of deaths from fever il thle cties principally
visited by it, so far as reported up to the
p resent, the deaths among refugees not being
New ()rleans ........................1407
Memphis......... . ............. ...... 91)4
Vicksburg .. ............................. 297
Port Gibson ........................... 55.
Canton ................................. 31
Hlckimr n r ...........................:. "24
(Greenville ............ ................ 37
Holly Spring ............................ 17
Baton Rouge ......15
Weekly Report of lIe nargeon General
fromu All Ponlts.
WASHIIIN(TON HSet. 7.--The Burgeon Gein
oral reports as follows for the past weok:
New., Orleans.--During the week ending
yesterday noon there were 1732 eases of yellow
fever and 526 d(eaths, making in all 4609 cases
and 1395 deaths. I)urlng 24 hours to noon
yesterday there were 289 new cases and 61
Port Eads. -During the past week there
was one death from yellow fever, but no new
Morgan ('ity, la.-During the week to yes
terday noon there were 14 cases of yellow
fever and 2 deaths, making in all 22 cases and
1'ickasburf.--During the week ending yes
terday evening there were 181 deaths, 41 of
which occurred in the last 24 hours, making
in all 366 deaths. About 25(0) cases have oc
curred since the outbreak of the fever. Sur
geon Keyer telegraphs: "The fever is on an
increase, and it is impossible to obtain accu
Grenada.-I)r. Warren Stone reports 96 new
cases of yellow fever and 49 deaths during the
week ending yesterday evening.
Onmfon, 3fiss.--During the fortnight ended
yesterday noon there were 172 eases of yellow
fever and 22 deaths, making in all 190 cases
and 30 deaths. There are 120 eases under
treatment, of which 16 occurred during the
last 24 hours.
Ocean Springs, Miss.--During the week
ended yesterday evening there were 15 cases
of yellow fever and 5 deaths.
Holly Springs.--The first case of probable
yellow fever occurred on the twenty-seventh
of August, resulting in death September 4.
Two deaths from undoubted yellow fever fol
lowed on the second. To yesterday evening
there were about 100 cases and 25 deaths.
More than one-half the population fled the
city between the second and fifth instant.
All the members of the Board of Health are
Memphis.--For the week ended Thursday,
fifth, there were 529 deaths from yellow fever.
Dr. Thornton reports that the number of
cases cannot be obtained. During the week
the number of deaths to the number of cases
were as 1 to 3.
Hickman, Ky.-The first case of yellow
fever occurred August 16. There were 60 cases
and 24 deaths to yesterday evening.
Louisville, Ky.-For the week ending yester
day evening there were 25 new cases of yel
low fever and 7 deaths, all refugees and river
St. Louis.-During the week ending yester
day there were 3 deaths from yellow fever,
two refugees and a resident nurse, who at
tended the refugees. In the hospital at quar
antine, below St. Louis, there were 100 ncv
cases admitted and 9 deaths; all refugees but
one, the steward of the quarantine hospital,
who is now sick, he having contracted the
disease at quarantine. All boats and trains
from infected dist' iets are prohibited from
entering the city. which remains healthy.
Pascagoula, .M iss.-Three cases of yellow
fever in the shipping from New Orleans be
tween the first and fifth instant.
Cincinnati.-From August 28 to the forenoon
of September 4, 3 new cases of yellow fever and
two deaths have occurred among refugees.
Bay St. Louis.-One refugee arrived from
New Orleans August 24 with yellow fever, and
was sent back to New Orleans the same day.
No other cases.
Mobile.-The city is healthy. No yellow
fever since the 1 death which occurred on the
thirty-first of August.
Key West.--Two cases of fever and 1 death
during the week ended yesterday noon.
Harana.-Seventy-four deaths from yellow
fever and 7 from small-pox during the week
ended August 31.
Mataasas.--During the fortnight ended Au
gust 30 there were no cases of yellow fever on
the bay and only a few cases on shore.
Sagua La Grande, Cuba.-Since the six
teenth of August there were 2 deaCths from
yellow fever, but at the date of a(Ivices, Au
gust 2H, there were no cases In the to)wn or
('ct.alla.--Nine deaths from cholera and 26
from small-pox for tile week ended July 0;
41 deaths fr om cholera and 20 from small-pox
for the week ended.July 13.
llombay. -F orty-one deaths from choleor
and six from small-pox for the week ending
atldras. .--Six deaths from cholera for the
week ended( July 28.
No official reports could be obtainel from
Port Gibson, Miss., Greenville Miss., Browns
ville, 'Tenn., where the yellow lever is reported
Reports from other places Indicate good
health, Including Blount Springs, Ala., and
Cedar Keys, Fla., both erroneously reporte.d,
through the press, as having eases of yellow
fever. Jon0N M. WoouIwouRTv
Murgeon General Unitd States Marine ilos
Air of Grenada Impregnated with the
oidor of Fever.
GRIENADA. MIsd., Hept. 7.- A physician
'The air is impregnated with the odor of
the fever, You can easily distinguish it.
There Is a pecullarity about it whith once
discovered, I think, never can be mtstnken.
I do not remember any smell slullar to it
during the whole of my profetssional life. It
attaches itself to your clothing and, of
course, makes all woolen goods dangerous."
quarantine strictly nforcred at St.
SMr. Louis, Sept. 7.-Quarantine 1i heing
rigidly enforced against communications by
boat or rail with yellow fever districts. No
new eases have been reported here, and no
fears are entertained that the disease will ob
tain a foothold here.
Our exposition opens Monday under most
The Chickasaw Guards, from Memphis, ar
rived here this morning. They have boeen in
camnp in Alabama for a month, and are In
gootd health and spirits.
Another Yellow Fever Victim at rincln
CINCINNATI, Sept. 7.-Chris. Miller, a yel
low fever patient, died at the hospital this
morning. He was a jeweler by trade, and had
been South seeking work.
There is no relaxation in the work of raising
funds for Southern sullerers. At the Chester
Park to-day races are given, and the whole
proceeds go for Southern relief.
The Fever at Louisville-Hosplital Full.
Lo.1tsVItAE, Mept. 7.---There were slx new
cases of yellow fever hero yesterday, and
throee this morning. Our hospital is full, and
arrangements are making to secure another
Liberality of the Citizens of St. oulsa
Refugees from Memphis In a Destiute
Condition--Health of the City.
Sr. Louis. Sept. 7.-The subscriptions to 1
the yellow fever fund at the Merchants' Ex
change yesterday were liberal, the total
amount now collected being about $40,000.
Contributions are pouring in from all quar
ters and an unprecedented liberality is being
displayed. Various benefit entertainments
are announced for the coming week, and It is
estimated that within a few days the fund
will amount to $95,000. The money is for
warded to the South as fast as it is colliected.
The quarantine regulation against the in
footed districts is being rigidly enforced by
the health commissioners, and the number of
arrivals of refugees Is exceedingly small. A
large number of refugees from Mom phis are
in the city, and many of them are utterly
destitute. A movement is on foot to estab
lish aL fund for their relief.
No original cases of the fever have been
reported., and the general health here is good.
It was rumored to-day that the steward at
the quarantine hospital had died of fever, but
investigation proved it false.
Our physicians insist that the disease can
not becomne epidemic here, and there seems to
be no fear of it.
The mortality report for the week gives the
number of deaths from various diseases at 1
123, against 142 for the previous week.
Chicago's Aggregate Contribution - A
Grand Display of Charity.
CiJneA.o, Sept. 7.--The total subscriptions
in this city to the yellow fever fund amounts
now to $40,502 64.
Additional Subscriptions In New York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.-Mayor Ely received
$9103 additional supscriptions to the yellow
fever fund to-day, making the total receipts
through his office $13,705. The Chamber of
Commerce subscriptions reach nearly $60,000,
which it is hoped to increase to $100,000. The
aggregate subscription in the city now reach
All Classes in New York Contributing
Success of Theatre Benefits.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.-Upwards of $140,000
have been contributed by the people here to
the Southern relief fund. It is expected
much more will soon be raised. There is
great sympathy for the afflicted, and all
classes are helping with money. Several en
tertainments have been given for the benefit
of the South. At the Fifth Avenue Theatre
performance for the sufferers every actor,
actress, gas man, printer anti other persons
with the house volunteered, and the gross
receipts, upward of $1500, have been handed
over to Mayor Ely for transmission South.
The Park Theatre benefit for the fund realized
Church Collections in Iowa.
D)ESMOINES, Iowa, Sept. 7.-Jn response to
Gov. Gear's appeal, Bishop Hennesy has
directed that collections for the fever aflicted
districts in the South be taken up in all
Catholic Churches in the diocese on to-mor- 1
row and the following Sunday.
Substantial Sympathy from Peoria. I
PEoRIA. Ill.. Sept. 7.-The yellow fever suffer
ers will receive substantial aid from this piae
to-day. A game of base ball was played for
that purpose between the Peoria club and a
picked nine. To-morrow nirht Bishop Svauld
ing lectures for the same object in the Opera
House, and Tuesday evening there is to be
a mass meeting of citizens, at which collections
will be taken up.
Preparing for an Increase of Trade.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.-The managers of the
Produce Exchange have adopted a resolution
to the effect that in consequence of abundant
crops, the satisfactory condition of the export
trade, the increasing activity of the domestic
trade and the prospects of prosperity, a corn
mittee be appointed to provide facilities for
the transportation of increased business.
Visiting Firemen at Chicago.
CHICAGo, Sept. 7.-Nearly all the firemen
from abroad who have been attending the
tournament have left for their homes to
night. The contests to-day in extinguishing
burning buildings were interesting and well
FOEIG N AiFFAIR S.
Bellel of suflerere by the Prlncess Alice
LONDON, Sept. 7.--The I'rince of Wales has
sent, a letter of sympathy for the sufTerers by
the Princess Alice disaster and contributed
£50 toward the relief fund.
The Comedle Francalso Theatre of Parin
and numerous French actors have sent k.50
to the Lord Mayor of London for the suffer
ers, accompanied by ta letter, in which Eng
land's help to Paris in 1671 Is eulogiozd.
Thp hull of the PIrincess Alice has been
mtoored thirty-live feet nearer the shore, and
the saloon will be entered by divers at low
tide for the purpose of removing the dead
Almost Another CollIlitn on the Thames.
LONI)ON, ept. 7.--Another steamer accident
occurred to-tlay, which, it, was at one time
feared would end disastruously. The pleasure
steamer HIoboken running to Margaret, a
wat tring place on the North sea, came in
violent collision with the steamer Ariel in the
Thames river this morning, shortly after
leaving her dock, having on board a large
number of passengers. Both boats sustained
considerable damage. The Iloboken had her
bulwark and paddles smashed and the excite
mlent was terrible, thet passengers fearing a
repetition of the Princess A lice catastrophe.
Six persons were badly hurt In jumping off
the IHoboken. Finally the steamer was taken
to the wharf and her passengers landed In
safety. The other boat, Arlel sustained so
rious injury and had to be docked.
The Morgue at Woolwich-Identlfleatlon
of the Dead-Where the Faultof
the Disaster Is Placed.
LONDON Sept. 7.-A visit to Woolwich this
afternoon brought to view an extraordinary
picture of human misery. The corpses of
drt~ ned victims of the recent disaster, as
fast as they are brought to shore are laid in
long rows upon the Iloors of the buildings,
that are for the time turned Into an Immense
morgue. The girls and women for the most
part retain their bonnets. T'heir faces are in
some cases marktedl with horror and in others
are very calm. In the cabin, which was liter
ally crammed, the dead mothers were found,
clasping their dead children in their armis.
they were drowned like rats in a trap unable
to escape from the cabin.
The dontifllcation of the dead proceeds very
rapidly and as soon as recognized and
clalned the body is removed to London for
burial. The scenes at their idntlilication are
harrowing In the extremoe; husbands, fathers,
mnothers, brothers and sisters, and even
children, find their dear ones in death and
break out in passionate lamentations over
The feeling against the master and pilot
of the Bywoll C(astle, which was very bitter,
has quite died away, and it is evident that the
fault of the collision lies with the captain of
the Princess Alice, who, however, Is among
xeenution of tle Mlnrdererer, Le irez and
PAnIl, Hept. 7.---lo Brez and Barre, the
murderers, wtere guillotined to-day. An im
muense crowd witnessed the executions.
Tihe Governmnent Determined to Suppress
lcianlionm-Arrents LaNt Night.
LONDON, Sept. 7.---A dispatch from Paris
says the Frenchl governmIent has ex)ressedl aI
determination to squelch Internatio mal agl
tatiors, and many arrests of Socialists have F
been made in Prils to-night.
American ExhiliitorN at Panrl-Lint of the
PAItS, Sept. 7.--The following American
cxlii bitor' hlave I,,en awardled the gold m edals
at the Paris Exhibition: American Watch
Company, of Waltham, Mass.; Willematic i
Linen Company, Ilartford, Conn.; Reming
ton & Son, Illlin, N. Y., fre arms; Lobdoel
Car Wheel Company, Wilmington, Dol.; Han
cock Insplrator Company, Boston; Brown &
Sharpe Manufacturing Com pany, Providence,
R. I., machine tools; Westinghouse Air Brake
Company, of Pittsburg, atmospheric brake;
Providence Tool Company, Providence,
II. I.; Woodward & Dwight of St. Louis;
Indianapolis Board of 'Trade, Libby,
MeNeal & Libby, of Chicago, canned meats;
Rilchardson &l ltobbins, Dover, Del .canned
provisions; Anheouser ,; Co., St. Louis, beer;
Philip Best, Milwaukee, lager beer; H. G.
Shufoldt, Chicago, Wasder, Mitchell & Co.,
Springileld, Ohio, mowers and reapers.
The list of awards to American exhibitors
of silver and bronze medals and of honora
ble ment!on is very large. The list is as yet
unoflicial and Incomplete.
Tile Execution of Barre and Lelbez for
the Murder of the Widow Gillet-
scene at tle Guillotine.
PARIs, Sept. 7.-At daybreak this morning
the two murderers, Barre and Leibez, con
demned to death on July 31, for the murder I
of Madam Gillet, were guillotined. Generally r
the time fixed for an execution is kept at
profound secret up to the last moment, not t
only to the condemned but to the public, but I
by some means the rumor that the execution
would take place on or about this day had
been circulated and a careful watch had been
maintained on the prisoners by those in
terested in selling seats in the houses which r
command a view of the execution. Before s
daylight this morning it was known that the f,
guillotine had arrived and that workmen
were putting It up.
In an incredibly short time news had been
sent to cafes and restaurants on the boule
vards and other places and an immense t
crowd was soon gathered. Some of the spec- t
tators had engaged their places days before
on condition that they should be notified when I
The crime of Barre and Leibez was a most
atrocious one and their trial had caused great L
excitement in Paris. Both were men in good c
condition, and Leibez had talents and ac
quirements above the average of men, even
of his own class. Their victim was a milk c
woman named Gillet, who had saved a con
siderable sum of money by long and painful
Shortly before daylight this morning the
condemned were informed that their hour
had come. The jailer, accompanied by
priests, entered their cells, and each of the
men was left alone for five minutes with a
priest. As they appeared the shirt collars of
the condemned were cut off and their hands
rudely shortened th'$: .rms pinioned and
they were hurried tow -- he door in front of
which the guillotine es~ou. These movements
were all executed with such rapidity and pre
cision that neither of the men had time to
speak, scarcely to think. As the door sprang
open and the men caught sight of the guillo
tine they recoiled. The great crowd gave
forth hoarse murmurs.
The executioner was marvelously rapid in
his movements. In an instant Barre was
thrust forward against the upright of the
guillotine and strapped to it, the plank was
thrown forward, and the knife fell and his i
head tumbled into the basket. The execu
tion of Leibez was equally quick, and all was
over in less than three minutes.
Reinforcements Arrived at Pz~pary's i
Camp-Active Operatlons Expecte"d.
LONDON, Sept. 7.-A dispatch from Vienna
savs Gen. Szapary's forces in Bosnia have been
reinforced and action against the insurgents
will be at once commenced. The future sue- I
cess of the Austrian troops depends much
upon the favorable weather.
Condition of the PublFe Treasury.
WAshMINOTON, Sept. 7,--The Treasury now
holds $349,118,,450 in bonds to secure national
bank circulation, and $18,98+3,400 to secure
public deposits; bonds held to secure 4 per
cent loan, $5,088 4010; United tates boInds de
posited for clrcuhltlon for the week, $211,500;
amount withdrawn, $17,000; national bank
circunltion -- outstandinllg urrency notes,
$321,953,002; gold notes, $142.920; internal
revenue, $45 00:3 9134; customs, $4,344,077.
Nationsil bank notes received for redemp
tion for the week ending to-day, as compared
with the eorrespondlleg period last year: New
York --1877, $832,001); 187H, $492,01. Boston-- -
1877, $1,820,000; 18781, $1,101,01,). Philadelphia- -
1877, $108,000; 187H. $217,000. Miscellaneous-
1377, $895,000; 1878, $991,000. Total--1877,
$:1,045,000J; 1878, $2,861,000. Receipts to-day,
The alanlon-Courtney loat Race-Opinlon
of an Expert.
N1w Yonur, Sept. 7.-Mr. Blaike, a well
known referee in boat races, in a conversation
this afternoon relative to the match between
Courtney and Hanlon, said he didn't under
stand, with such a heavy prize as $1000 to he
rowed for, why the race was not for the
championship. He thinks Courtney physi
cally able to beat Ilanlon but dohbts whether
he trains properly. He don't think Courtney
is afraid to row for the championship; but
thinks he Is controlled by professional sharp
ers. At the beginning of the season lianion
proposed to Courtney to put off their match
ate in the season, for, as Hanlon said, if
the race was rowed then Courtney's
and Hanlon's backers would refuse to sup
port hint in matches with a seco)n(d-rate man,
and if Hanlon beat Courtney he (Hanlon)
would not be able to get any one to row
against him. Courtney consented, and while
fianion has been winning race after race,
Courtney has done nothing. iHanlon has
beaten him in a financial sense, and now occu
pies the best position.
llalke thinks each is a little afraid of the
other, or perhaps they don't want, to settle
the question of superiority too quickly.
Three purses are better than one, and there
will be problably three races. He thinks the
Owasca course infinitely better than the La
chine, as there is no current, no advanttage
for anybody, and slendid facilities for row
ing the race. This lachine arrangement, he
thinks, has a hippodroming suggestion
The Pouaghkeepsle Iaces.
I'OItHIKIEPHJIN, N. Y., Sept. 7.--At the
races here to-day, in the 2:24 class, the first
heat was a dead one between Steve Maxwell
and Result. Time, 2:27%. In the second
heat, Des!random was first, Maxwell third.
Time, 2"206. Third heat--Result first, Max
well Hcconl?. Tine, 2:25'i%. Fourth heat--Re
suit first, Maxwell second. Time, 2:20.
In the 2:30 class the first heat was won by
Mary Russell, Grace second. Time, 2:30.
SH.cond Heat Mary Russell first, New
Brook second. Time, 2:301d.
Third Heat---Mary Russell first, New Brook
second. Time, 2:30;.
In the 2:40 class the first heat was won by
Belie of Kings, with Chance second. Time,
Second Heat- Belle of Kings first, Chance
second. Time, 2:32.
T'hird Heat--Dolly Everett first, Jim Ward
second. Time, 2:34"x.
Fourth Ileat, .(iim onrud first, Dolly
Everett second(. Tinmn, 2 :33/,.
Fifth IHeat--imre Ward first, Dolly Everett
second. Tnme, 2:33%.
Sixth Heat- Dead heat between Jim Ward
and Dolly Everett. Tihno, 2:34%.
Seventh Ieat--,Jim Ward first, Belle of
Kings second. Time, 2:84%.
CrEVr, ,ANO, Sept. 7.--Forrest (itys 12,
Rochesters 2; game called at the eighth in
ning on account of darkness.
CilcAco, Sept. 7.- Providences 4, Chicagos
LANsINoIomII , N. Y., Sept. 7.--Haymakers
0, Buffalos 0.
EAST ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. 7.--Albanys 0,
U tieas 8.
CINeINNATI, Sept. 7. Cinclnnatis 6, Bos
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Arrest of a Confessed Child Murderer.
JERnEY CITY, Sept. 7. - A young woman,
May Phillips, aged 25 years, surrendlered her
self to the police to-day and confessed to hav
ing poisoned her 5 months-old baby on Thurs
day, through domestic difliculties. She had
separated from her husband, and poisoned
the child because she was unable to support
both it and herself. She was placed under
Four Men Injured by a Gasoline Explo
ST. Louis, Sept. 7.-A gasoline explosion oc
curred at, an early hour this morning in the
rear of 3300 Cass Avenue, by which three men,
named Brewer, Clements, and Bergman were
badly injured, the former dangerously. Canseo
trying to fill a burning lamp from a barrel of
Attempted Murder and sulcide--A Nice
Mort of Woman to Have In the family.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.--John Ii. GrafT, a cigar
maker, aged 26 unsuccessfully attempted to
shoot his wife this afternoon, and then
fatally shot himself in the head.
The examination of Mrs. Sclfke, who was
arrested in Brooklyn, charged with sending a
poisoned pot of cheese to members of her
family, was commenced in a Brooklyn court
to-day. The testimony is rather against the
The Stanard Mu-der Case-Arrest of a
HARTFOicD, Conn., Sept. 7.--There are no
new developments in the Stanard murder
case. The examination of Rev. H. H. Hayden,
who was arrested yesterday, has been post
poned until Tuesday to enable him to pro
Double-Murder in Mu cauine, Iowa.
MUSCATINE, Iowa, Sept. 7.-Two deliberate
murders occurred here to-day, the victims
being T. A. Zeak, a German, about 26 years
of age, from Kansas City, Mo., and a woman
named Carrie Myers, aged 22 years, whose
home is about the neighborhood of Cherokee,
Kansas. They arrived here together yester
day on a train from the west. This morning
Zeak went with a friend named Fruitige to a
shoe-store and purchased a pair of white
slippers for the woman. He wanted a similar
pair for himself, but as none would fit aim,
he had to take another kind. He also got
some crape, which, with the slippers, was
found on the bodies.
The tragedy was premeditated, and the
parties evidently came. to this city for the
purpose. When found both were neatly
dressed, their cast-off clothing by their side,
and the woman's head resting on the man's
arm. The deed was committed with a Smith
& Wesson five-shooter, from which two balls
were missing. The woman was shot in the
right temple and the man in the centre of the
Zeak has relatives here, but the woman was
a stranger. No explanation of the crime was
made, but a letter written by Zo-ak to a friend
immediately before the tragedy may throw
some light upon it.
It's harder to break an old horse chestnut
than it is to break a young chestnut horse.
HOW BELLEVIIE IIOMPITAL NEW YORI
Is IIIJSINFECF rD.
T'le Uime of Carlboile Acid ns an Anti
Zymotle a Merlous Delulion.
BAYOT GOULA, September 6, 1878.
To the Editor of the Democrat:
There is a tradition to the effect that many
years ago the French Academy or Sclences
was discussing the question, "Why is it, that
if you partly f111 a tub with water, weigh it
accurately, and then drop a live fish into the
tub, there is no increase in weight?" This
occurred shortly after the revolutionary war,
and Dr. Franklin, being the American minis
ter at the time, was invited to participate In
That illustrious philosopher said: "Gentle
men, before liscussing, let us see whether or
not such is the fact," and upon making tihe ex
periment it was found not to be true. Still,
it was partly true. The tub and contents did
weigh more after the fish was dropped in, but
not as much more as the fish weighed in the
open air. Upon further investigation it was
found that the increase in weight was exactly
equal to the amount of water which the flish
displaced or occupied.
This stsry may or may not be true; at any
rate it will serve as an illustration of the gen
eral tendency of mankind to hasty d(eductionas
from false or frionm Imperfect premises.
I propose to show that the present lavish
use of carbolic acid in your city and elsewhere
with the object of destroying the infection of
yellow fever is an egregious, if not a costly
C.rbolic awid is an antiscptib, but not. strictly
sapcaking a disinfcctant.
I take for g'rantedl, and therefore assume
that no one will deny, that yellow fever is one
of what we doctors call the zymotic diseases;
it acts on the principle of a ferment and pos
sesses the pronperty of indefinite multipila
tion---t i only limit being the material sup
ply. In this respect It holds a striking analo
gy to to he virus of semill-pox or cow-pox. Now
if I wish to preserve a vaclono crust I would
inclose it in carbolatied wax, because the car
bolio acid possesses the property of arresting
the ldestructive mretamorphosis which would
render the virus inert if exposed to the air.
Thus treated, its activity would be preserved.
But it by no means follows that because car
belle acid will arrest putrefaction, it will
therefore destroy ymoti c poison, bisin fet
ants are substances which by their quality of
rapid oxidation destroy morbflic poison.
Let me give an example. Beloevue JIospi
tal in New York is ia very old stone structure.
The growth of the city rendered it necessary
to make additions to the main building, and
accordingly it was onlarged in all directions.
Stories added to the top and walls to the
sides which resulted In having inner rooms
that hmad no dirhect communication with tihe
outside world. In consequence of all this the
hospital in the cours. of years became little
better thain a pest-house. All surgical opera
tions did badly -parturintt women succumbed
to puerperal fever. Erysipias was perma
nently domiclled in the institution, and the
attending surgeons shrank from performing
necessary operations. In 1874, Prof. Dore
mus disinfected the hospital. If I mistake
not it was done in one ilay. Htow did he pro
ceed ? lie did not flush the tinsirs with car
bolic acid, nor spread it upon the walls. He
used a destroyer of morbille germs, one that
was sanctioned by experience and a knowl
edge of its propertlies. He mixed common
salt, black oxide of manganese and sulphuric
acid in dlue proportions, and the chlorine g.as
thus liberated, dl.sinfeeted the wards of Bielle
vue. The dimninishedi mortality since the dis
i, feection suflliciently attests the thoroughueso
of his work,
01 illS WOL it,
Dr. John l)ougall, health officer for the
Burgh of Kinsing Park, Glasgow, in an arti
cle in the Lancet, August .0, 1778, gives the re
suitis of sorme interesting experiments made
with carbolic acid and other substances. I
refer those interested to that article; but per
mit me to quote some paragraphs: "These
simple facts show that the present extensive
use of carbolic acid as an antl-zymotic is a seri
ous delusion." * * * * * "We have no valid
grounds to assume, as is constantly done,
that because carbolic acid can prevent or ar
rest putrefaction, It can therefore annihilate
zymotic poison." * * * * * * * "Antiception
means preservation, not destruction. As
proven by the action of carbolic acid on vac
cine lymph, it conserves both the phystologi
cal and physical properties of the antisepted
body; at least it does not impair them."
"Thus the contagla, which it is thought are
destroyed, are preservewd. To get rid of zy
motic poison destructives, not preservatives,
must be used. These, as pointed out, are
chlelly the mineral acids."
The above remarks touching a subject in
which all are interested, are, through your
columns, respectfully submitted to the con
sideration of the proper authorities.
/ A. B. SNELL, M. D.
Weekly Financial Review.
NEW YOIx, Sept. 7.-The money market
has continued easy with the bulk of business
on call at 2@8 per cent. Foreign Exchange is
depressed and rates reduced from 484 and 488/,
to 482,@487. Gold speculation was in the
direction of lower figures, the price declining
from 100l to 100 , and recovering to 100%.
Government (bonds were generally firm early
in the week, but declined slightly at the close,
in sympathy with gold. Railroad and mis
cellaneous speculation was active at inter
The chief feature of the market was the Ir
regular course of prices at the opening. There
was a general decline of % to 1% per cent,
but this was followed by an advance of 1 to
6% per cent.
Reception of Mle Cavendish, the Actress,
at the Broadway Theatre.
NEW YORK Sept. 7.-The reception given
by Messrs. E1dgar & Fulton on the stage of
the Broadway this afternoon to Miss Ada
Cavendish was a complete success. Almost
all the prominent members of the theatrical
and literary world were present, as well as
many persons of social distinction. All were
delighted with the charming manner and
superb beauty of Miss Cavendish. The open
ing of the theatre takes place Monday even
ing, when Miss Cavendlsh appears as Mercy
Merrick, in Wilkie Collins' drama of the
"New Magdalen," supported by a specially
selected cast. As she has already made so
great a sen ation in the character in England,
expectation runs high and promises by to
day's reception to be more than realized.
Soldlers' Encampment at Dixon, Ill.
Drxox, Ill., Sept. 7.-Arrangements are
nearly complete for the encampment here on
tho eleventh. It will hold for two days, and
will probably be the most extensive encamp
ment of old soldiers ever held in this State.
Old veterans are pledged to be present, and
there will be accommodations for over 10,000
spectators. A sham battle will be fought on
the twelfth between Federal and Confederate
forces. Excursion trains on various rail
roads are being projected. Gen. Logan is to
be the orator of the occasion. Gov. Cullom,
Adjutant General Hillyard and Generals 8.
Henderson and Farnsworth will attend.
SOUTEWEST PAss, Sept. 7, 6 p. m.- -Barome
ter 29.55. Wind east-northeast, light. Weath
er hazy and warm.
Arrived: American schooner Theresa G.,
Gutirrez master, 15 days from Port Caybar
ien, Cuba, with sugar to Agar & Lclcng.
American ship N unquan Dormio, Cousins
master 47 days from Havre, in ballast, has
arrI ved outside and is awaiting orders.
German ship Frederich, RIasch master, 47
days from Liverpool, In ballast to master, is
outside awaiting orders.
PonT EADeH, Kept. 7, 6 p. m.--Wind north
east, very light. Weather partly cloudy.
Arrived: At 9 last night, st4eamshlp Muriel,
iGullfoyl master, from West Indies and Mex
loan ports, to A. K. Miller & Co.
American steamship New Orleann Halsey
master, from New York, to All. Moulton.
American schooner anto Oterl, Pezzatt
master, six days from Utilla, with fruit, to
Oterl & Bro.
Sailed: Steamship Tappahannock, schooner
Sargent S. Day.
Crops in Iowa. Wisconsin and Minnesota.
M Ai.oN, Iowa., Sept. 7.--The corn crops of
Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota are the
largest ever knowin. They are three weeks
earlier than for three years. Hundreds of
acres are rut. ()its are also good, but wheat
is generally of mall yield and poor quality.
RELIEF COMM03lIITTEE OF THE ORLEANS
The Fifth Company Regiment lOrleans Artil
lery has a number of sick among I's members
and a committee was appointed to take care of
the destitute belonging to the regiment, The
committee conmists of N. Theodore. chairmt*a
St Delta; W. J, E. t eolhorst, 198 Trome; Charles
Devere, o1 Bourbon; L. D. Mauroners, St. Louis
and Roman: ;(. Bratho, 401 Crape ; E. B. Boeh
lnr, g Tontl. and A. L. Blanc, St. Peter and Mire.
Thorn are now six persons sick belonging to
the regiment, and a resolution was passed
the last meeting of the regtment, calling on all
onorary members to contribute to the general
fund in order to relievo the distress existing
among the sick members of the regiment.
For Our Firemen.
The following dispatch,h was yesterday re
ceived by Chief Thomas O'Connor:
'llIfAD'ELPIA September 7, 1878.
Thos. O'Connor. Chief Engineer Fire Depart
mont, Now Orleans:
The secretary of the Philaelolphia Fire D
partment has deposlted with us $5o0, a contri
bution from the Philade.lohia Fire Department
to the Firemon's Chlarltabie Assoclation of New
Orleans. Please draw on nis at sight for that
amount. LAUGHLI '€ & Mc IANUS,
Bankers, ,outh Third street.
Why Is It?
Why is it that people are always so 'tired
out" by a twenty-minute sermon, and so "re
freshed" by a two-hour society drama, a little
That every man who owns a horse thinks he
has a "stevper," and firmly belleyes that the
animal would go like the wind if he were "let
That nobody ever thinks of sitting in a sum
That hunting partles from the city always
kill so many more prairie chickens than they
That so many more watch chains are worn
That in no matter what direction a man starts
a pin, the point always ultimates in the end of
That no man thinks any other man knows
how to build a fire?
That every living man who smbkes affects to
be a connoisseur in cigars?
That bankers never have any money to loan?
That your boy, who never goes further from
home than "the next corner," is accurately in
formedwhen he returns, on matters that trans
lroed at the river, two miles away?
Paris In the IEarly Morning.
It Is an interesting sight to take a seat on
the top of a street car at an early hour in the
Smorning and witne.;s the cleaning process
that everything tI undergoing. The house
s keepers bring out all their rubbish and pile it
up in the street, one pile for every four or
-lyfi habuses. It is no sooner emptied than
i the rag-pickers, who swarm the streets
with their bags and buckets and hand-carts,
poounce upon it and gather up all the frag
- ments of paper, rags or metal to be fouet
Sin the plles. They are so numerous that there
i~ a scramble on every street, and they move
Sf.om pile to pile as If their life depended on
their activity. They seem to take away oue
third of the nrubbfsh. Servants are everyt
where to be seen with broom and bucket to
hand, cleaning off the fronts. The streets
I are beinga sprinkled with hose, and an army
of men and women with birch brooms are
sweeping the streets. On the boulevards
I horse brushing machines are in motion, and
I garbage carts are removing the piles thrown
out by the housekeepers, Water is turned on
in all the gutters, and women with brooms
are engaged in washing them down. Men
I with hose are watering the foots of all the
hundreds of thousands of trees on the boule
vards, and taking up the gratings so as to
loosen the earth around them. All or nearly
all this work is being done by the. city an
thorities, and by 9 o'clock the city is as clean
as broom and brush and water can make it.
A Kentucky Bride's Dante.
At a Harrison county, Ky., wedding, we are
informed, the bride danced several charming
reels within a circle of three feet in diameter.
She changed shoes once on account of her new
ones not sounding right against the floor.
The prompter gave the very unique com
mands during the dance, "Rock to the right,
rock to the left, grind coffee ring the dish
rag, rock the cradle," etc. At the wind-up of
the dance the bride showed her agility by
kicking the groom's hat off his head.
At what height a man can live is now under
discussion among scientists. A prominent
Englishman informs a London newspaper
that he has lived for months together in Thf
bet at an elevation of more than 15,000 feet
above sea level. His pulse, at ordinary
heights only .3 per minute rarely fell there
below 100, and his respirations were double
what they usually were. A run of 100 yards
would quicken his pulse and respiration more
than a run of 100(1 yards would at sea level;
and the greater the height the more difficulty
attended any rapidity of movement. Croes
ing an elevation of 20.000 feet, he was troubled
to breathe quickly enough; he had frequent
and violent headaches, and found that his
Thibetan guides suffered far more than he-~ -
practical argument in favor of Anglo-Saxon:,
endurance. In this country many men man
age to live very high most of the time, and
their greatest hindrance to a continuation of
such living is a disease known as delirium
tremens, not directly traceable to elevated
altitudes. What Wordsworth calls "plain
living and high thinking" might readily be
practical in Thibet, the loftiest country on -
the whole, in the known world. The markete
there are pretty meagre, and the man who,
could not think high on the Niti or Dutra
(hauts, considering that they are from 17,0O00
to 18 000 feet above the sea, must be perma
nently afflicted with low-mindedness.
A female infant, born in a New York town,
has her head set on the wrong side before-her
face where the back of her head ought to be.
Such a girl, when she grows up, will nossess
some ad vantages over the ordinary woman.
When she goes to church her neck will be
saved many a twist, as she will not be ob
liged to turn her head to see who comes in.
But, unless she walks sort o' backwards,
she will be apt to collide with lamp-posts,
store boxes and things.
Information has been received by the War
Department that the alcade of Las V
on the Rio Grande border, lately co-opera
with Gen. Mackenzie, securing the reco
of seventeen head of cattle which had been
stolen from American graziers. This Is the.
only practical instance thus far of co-opera.
tion for such purposes. Gen. Mackenzie was
prompt in returning his thanks to the alcada.
for this manifestati.a of friendship.